A new position has been accepted as a Project
Development Leader at an uncle’s manufacturing
Previous work in non-managerial positions with the
company has provided valuable experience within
Recent graduation from college will help with
3. Addressing Business Concerns
Revenues on the company’s main product line have
been declining over the past three years.
Internal disputes among project managers are
There is a lack of ideas and innovative thinking.
4. Leadership Skills Needed to Succeed
Basic leadership skills are essential for a manager
entering a new company
It will be essential to build strong relationships with
Goals will be set to resolve many of the recent
problems being experienced by the company
5. Critical Thinking
Focus on big picture results
Find ways to innovate and optimize the existing
Eliminate waste and inefficiencies
A history of bad relationships has hindered
Collaborative efforts will focus on the benefit of the
The goal will be to create synergy between different
projects and departments.
7. Emotional Intelligence
Strong ability to understand personal emotions
Be able to understand the emotions of fellow
Use the emotions of other in a way that is
advantageous to the organization.
8. Strategic Management
Strategic Managers can delegate tasks in an very
Exploit the unique talents of each person
Manage people in a way that takes advantage of
strengths and limits weaknesses.
9. Building Relationships
Project leaders must work on building positive
It will be important to building a trusting role with
Several different relationship building skills can be
used to achieve these goals.
10. Create Win-Win Relationships
Every individual has unique goals and aspirations
Sharing and discussing goals will be important
Conduct regular meetings to discuss progress
This can be applied to superiors and peers
11. Encourage Feedback
Feedback is necessary to grow and improve as a
I will constantly seek feedback and advice from
Take proactive steps to implement feedback.
12. Team Building Activities
Arrange non-work events and activities
Encourage casual conversation that will create deep
Create activities that will force people to overcome
13. Participatory Management
Participation will help build strong knowledge of
Relationships can be build with low level workers
Ideas from workers can taken to high level decision
14. Product Testing
New products must be innovative to help improve
Product testing will find weaknesses in existing
15. Efficiency Auditing and Analysis
Manufacturing companies must develop highly
efficient internal processes.
Participation at this stage will help identify areas of
waste in the process.
This will help leaders gain a better knowledge of
Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic
Management, and Collaboration will be the basic
leadership skills needed.
Team building and motivation can be used to
develop strong relationships with colleagues and
Implementing these leadership tactics will help
improve the culture and productivity of the
Mumford, M. D., Zaccaro, S. J., Harding, F. D., Jacobs, T. O., &
Fleishman, E. A. (2000). Leadership skills for a changing world:
Solving complex social problems. The Leadership Quarterly, 11(1),
Yukl, G. A., & Heaton, H. (2002). Leadership in organizations.
Antonio, A. L. (2001). The role of interracial interaction in the
development of leadership skills and cultural knowledge and
understanding. Research in Higher Education, 42(5), 593-617.
I have accepted a new management position at my Uncle’s manufacturing company. Previous work for the company in various roles has provided a strong understanding of the internal operations of the company. My recent college graduation will help transition into a leadership role.
The company has been struggling in recent years and revenues have declined drastically over the past three years. To make matters worse, there have be internal conflicts among other project managers. This has created a negative corporate culture that is lacking innovation.
A strong leader should have a collection of basic skills to succeed in the workplace. The following slides will go over the most important skills required for success in this new position.
The company has been struggling for several years and it will require critical thinking for a strong leader to get revenues back on track. It will be important to focus on big picture results, which include bringing revenue back to a positive direction. Innovative choices will be required to modernize infrastructure to attract new clients and reduce expenses. A successful project leader should be able to identify areas of waste and eliminate them quickly.
This manufacturing company is in desperate need of improvement to collaboration. Project managers have been given too much independence and this has resulting in fighting between departments. Bringing the projects together through collaboration will help improve productivity across the board.
Human beings are subject to wide range of emotions in the workplace that can include happiness, anger, boredom, frustration, etc. An effective leader must recognize their own emotions and not let them spread in a negative way. Leaders must also be able to recognize the emotions of coworkers and subordinates and ensue they are directed in a way that is beneficial to the company’s shareholders.
Strategic thinking will be essential for future projects within the company. It will be necessary to utilize the unique talents of each person to complete projects that can makeup for the falling revenue. A leader will have to analyze each person’s strengths and weaknesses to create strategically oriented team.
Negative relationships have been a major concern for the company over the last several years. It will be important to put s focus on repairing any issues that are currently harming culture of the organization.
It is common for employees in a company to feel like their personal goals on not being considered. Building relationships that are win-win for both parties will ensure that positive actions will be taken in the workplace. Regular meetings can be held to help reassess goals on discuss new ideas.
Receiving feedback from experienced leaders will help me grow into the position. There will be many skills to learn and develop and feedback can be used to constantly improve in the position.
Team building is an activity that should be conducted on a regular basis to keep morale high. Employees will have the opportunity to forget about the stresses of work and simply focus on building deep relationships.
There are many benefits for actively managing the operations of the company. The following slides will demonstrate the value of participatory management.
As the company complete new products, it will be necessary to perform testing. As a leader, this will help identify areas of improvement that are required. Future projects can be improved based on the knowledge acquired during this step.
It will be crucial to identify areas of waste within the manufacturing process. A respected leader in this field should also have a detailed understanding of every step within the process. Relationships with employees and superiors can be improved by participating at this stage.
This will be a challenging leadership position that requires skills in the following fields: Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Management, and Collaboration. As strong relationships are developed with peers and superiors, it will be possible to improve the companies falling revenue and create a positive corporate culture.
Mumford, M. D., Zaccaro, S. J., Harding, F. D., Jacobs, T. O., & Fleishman, E. A. (2000). Leadership skills for a changing world: Solving complex social problems. The Leadership Quarterly, 11(1), 11-35.
Yukl, G. A., & Heaton, H. (2002). Leadership in organizations.
Antonio, A. L. (2001). The role of interracial interaction in the development of leadership skills and cultural knowledge and understanding. Research in Higher Education, 42(5), 593-617.